Occupational Dermatitis Claims
At The Compensation Experts, we are happy to help those who have developed dermatitis or whose existing skin condition has been made worse as the result of their work. If you suffer from occupational dermatitis – either allergic or contact – then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Correct health and safety procedures should prevent anyone from suffering from what can be a painful and embarrassing affliction. Even if you are not sure whether you have grounds for a claim, get in touch with our friendly advisors who will be happy to provide a free, no-obligation consultation to help you understand more about your legal rights.
What is a Work-Related Dermatitis Claim?
Dermatitis is a term used to cover a wide range of skin conditions including eczema. It can be aggravated by contact with certain materials such as latex, or affected by dust or animal hair. Some compensation claims for work-related dermatitis are for people whose condition was worsened by their working environment, while other personal injury claims are for those who have never suffered before.
There are two main types of dermatitis: irritant and contact. Examples of dermatitis claims can include:
- Coming into contact with chemicals or irritating enzymes without having access to appropriate protective equipment
- Having to use products which cause dermatitis, such as antibacterial hand wash in a hospital or kitchen
- Being exposed to irritating chemicals on a regular basis, including hair dye and other chemicals
Not every case of work-related dermatitis is grounds for compensation. An employer would need to be found negligent in their responsibility for a claim to be successful. This may be if you were not informed of the dangers of chemicals or materials you are working with, if you are not provided with the appropriate protective gear, or if the way a material is stored or dispensed is not safe.
A high number of occupational dermatitis claims come from those working in the motor industry who have not been provided with suitable gloves when working with corrosive liquids like coolant and rust inhibitor. An example of a successful claim featured an automotive mechanic who developed dermatitis on his hands after repeatedly getting rust inhibitor on them from radiator hoses. It wasn’t until he moved to a role which involved no exposure to any liquids that his skin cleared up, though it was still sensitive and prone to flare ups under certain conditions.
Compensation Claims for Occupational Dermatitis
Even if you are not sure whether you can make a compensation claim, talk to The Compensation Experts. We are happy to give you a free, no obligation consultation to go through your situation and advise whether a claim you make would be likely to succeed. If so, and if you decided to proceed, we will put you in touch with one of the group of personal injury solicitors we work with who specialise in claims for occupational injuries like dermatitis.
Our No Win No Fee* agreement takes away the need to pay your legal fees in advance of receiving your compensation and means you won’t pay any if you don’t win.
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Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
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